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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This Is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging with out the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% alc. and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours dark black with no head except for a fee clouds. Aroma is chocolate and roast. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roast, and a mild hop bite. Well rounded imp stout.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2025) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Shared bottle with 2 friends, poured a pitch black colour with a slight tanned head. Nose of sweet dark roasted malts, sweet bakers chocolate, cacao powder, earth, oak, vanilla, Some raisin notes, sticky toffee, ash, medium carbonated. Dry aftertaste. Ok, but not the best stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2163) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Black pour with no head. Oaky malty nose. Big roasted malt, oak and vanilla and some chocolate ash in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (766) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with small brown head. Flavor is toasty chocolate malt. Full bodied with mellow sweet finish and a bit of booziness. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1484) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thin tan head. Nose some roast, almost smells like barrel aged, lighter coffee and dark fruit. Taste some sweeter malt up front, then dark roast. Mid palate moderate bitter like bakers chocolate. Body a little thin for bigger beer. Iím guessing that the age of this sample isnít doing it any favors. Drank side by side with the barrel age version and liked this one better. A bit more fruit flavors

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (655) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. All of the usual roastiness etc but itís definitely oxidized.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bigger bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Very dark, near-black color. Ring of tan head, some splotches of lace. Oxidization aromas in the nose. Dark fruit, some paper. Good dark chocolate and mild coffee too, but a bit off for me at the moment. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft crisp lighter carbonation, mildly slick. A bit thinner than Iíd expect for a 12% american imperial stout. More dry in the finish. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, mild bite to the taste. Some smoke. OK, but the staleness is very evident to me. Much past itís prime.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (533) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Good deep color. Rich flavor. Has sine caramel a little charcoal. Enjoyed the aroma and heavy mouth feel. Bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (414) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a nice deep and dark brown and murky with a small tan head. Aromas of wood, dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, bread, and some alcohol. Taste was lightly sweet and e medium bitterness. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Full body with a oily texture and a medium bitter finish to it. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2510) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Does not taste like a 12abv beer. A bit porter like actually. Notes of cocoa, milk chocolate and coffee. Medium roastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Sweet, smooth taste of milk chocolate, licorice and a hint of bourbon.


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